My daughter’s computer said the fan wasn’t working and refused to boot up. I took it apart (thank you HP for posting the disassembly manual online!), fixed it, reassembled it. It works just fine now. Stupid fan. This shot is part-way through the disassembly process. To get to the fan required a near complete disassembly…very poor design for repairability.
Maybe this is one reason HP’s getting out of the consumer PC biz….this reminds me of Dell laptops I had to repair dating back to 2005; by 2008 the guts of Dells were far more accessible (particularly the fan area which needs to be cleaned out regularly…or maybe my house is just too dusty).
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